ERIC Number: ED335280
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
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Cultural Literacy & Arts Education.
Smith, Ralph A., Ed.
Thirteen experts in the visual arts, literature, music, dance, and theater responded to the arguments of E. D. Hirsch's "Cultural Literacy: What Every American Needs to Know", focusing particularily on his alarm at the serious slippage that has occurred in the background knowledge and information prerequisite for effective communication. These authorities addressed two questions: (1) What it means for people to be "literate" (that is, able to understand communications and have relevant experiences) in various art forms? (2) What sorts of context should such individuals bring to their encounters with works in these art forms and what would that imply for arts education? The contributing specialists are E. D. Hirsch, Jr., Harry S. Broudy, Jerrold Levinson, Patti P. Gillespie, Walter H. Clark, Jr., John Adkins Richardson, Francis Sparshott, Clifton Olds, Marcia Muelder Eaton, Ronald Berman, Lucian Krukowski, Michael J. Parsons, and David J. Elliot. (KM)
Descriptors: Aesthetic Values, Art Appreciation, Art Education, Cultural Activities, Cultural Influences, Dance, Educational Philosophy, Fine Arts, Literature, Music Appreciation, Theater Arts
University of Illinois Press, 54 East Gregory Drive, Champaign, IL 61820 ($11.95 paper).
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Reports - Descriptive
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Identifiers: Cultural Literacy; Hirsch (E D)